Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : click vulnerability (USN-2771-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86415
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that click did not properly perform input sanitization during click package installation. If a user were tricked into installing a crafted click package, a remote attacker could exploit this to escalate privileges by tricking click into installing lenient security policy for the installed application.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python3-click package.